Archive for March, 2012

“Silent House” has its moments, but the movie falters in the third act

Posted in Reviews with tags , on March 9, 2012 by Steve Mesa

“Silent House” is not your ordinary haunted house film.

Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen) is a young woman who is helping his father John (Adam Trese) and uncle Peter (Eric Sheffer Stevens) fix her family’s secluded lake house in order to sell it. The only way to walk through the boarded up and dark house is to carry either a flashlight or lantern. As Peter takes off to get some more supplies, John disappears from Sarah’s sight as they were walking around the house. Panic turns to terror as Sarah fears she is not alone in the house. Continue reading


The Minions are back for another round in DESPICABLE ME 2 teaser

Posted in Movie News on March 1, 2012 by Steve Mesa

I was not a fan of the first “Despicable Me” because I think it was just about the cute/silly factor in the film. I am still not quite sure where the sequel “Despicable Me 2” will be better than the first film or not becasue the movie does not even come out until next year. Here is the synopsis of the film that was attached to the trailer:

The minions are back! The NEW teaser trailer for Universal Pictures’ DESPICABLE ME 2 has just debuted, exclusively on iTunes Trailers!  The upcoming 3-D CGI release features the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters – be the first to check out the NEW teaser trailer below and mark your calendar for July 3, 2013!

Lionsgate announces 24 advanced screenings of THE HUNGER GAMES thanks to Nook and Barnes & Noble

Posted in Movie News on March 1, 2012 by Steve Mesa


In celebration of another milestone in the countdown to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES- with under 24 days until the film’s release mirroring the 24 tributes in the story, Lionsgate® has announced 24 Advance Screenings brought to you by NOOK® by Barnes & Noble.    


Fans can show their support for #HungerGames24 by visiting and tweeting a unique hashtag assigned to their closest city to unlock Advance Screening locations. Starting tomorrow, March 1, the top four cities with the most Twitter volume will be announced each day and fans will then be able to enter to win tickets to those locations.


In addition, Barnes & Noble is giving NOOK fans in select cities the opportunity to gain exclusive access to see THE HUNGER GAMES before its official theatrical release. On March 10, while supplies last, the first customers to purchase any of Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK devices – including NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color or NOOK Simple Touch – at select Barnes & Noble stores will receive two complimentary tickets to the official Advance Screening on March 21. To locate participating Barnes & Noble stores, visit

In the story, Tributes are sponsored based on their first impression at the opening ceremonies, training scores, impressions made in the interviews, performance in the arena, as well as a number of other factors. Donations from sponsors range from medicines to food to weapons and more. Because of this, Lionsgate brought on 12 DISTRICT SPONSORS to each host two of these Advance Screenings and offer 24 fans the chance to win a pair of tickets.  

The digital campaign follows those for #HungerGames100, #HungerGames74, and #HungerGames50 which marked milestones in the campaign with similar interactive fan activities. 

Be sure to register for a District here and learn more about how to impress your sponsors on Facebook:


Fans who don’t have an advance screening near them may be able to meet and greet the cast at their local mall during the National Mall Tour beginning in March.  Visit the film’s facebook events tab for more information.